The Compaq Big Band showcases the power of 14 horns, a cookin’ rhythm section, a great feature vocalist, and terrific instrumental soloists.
Formed in 1975, the ensemble is one of the longest continuously operating full-size big bands in New England. Among their many accomplishments, the band toured Great Britain for ten days in 2006, was featured three times at New Hampshire Magazine's "Best of New Hampshire" celebration, and in 2007 and 2008 produced and opened sold-out concerts of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.
The band has appeared regularly at the Regattabar Jazz and Ryles Jazz Clubs in Cambridge, and has performed at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.
Their first two CDs - “Bandwidth” and “Hard Drive” - have met with critical acclaim and are played on New England jazz radio stations, BBC2 in the United Kingdom, and on jazz radio shows in Sweden.